Editorial                Jul 2017                   Vol 19 No.19

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Dear Hon. Narendra Modiji, Ministers of Agriculture, Hon. Dr.Swaminathan

Hon. Anna Hazare , Reformers of India and the World Leaders,

An earnest appeal for the establishment of

“Make an Agri-Indian” - MAI

like Make in India, Startup India, Standup India.

If Agriculture Goes Wrong, Nothing Will Go Right: Father of Green Revolution- Dr. Swaminathan, Agronomist

The dream of India as a strong nation will not be realized without self-reliant, self-sufficient villages, this can be achieved only through social commitment & involvement of the common man.”- Hon. Anna Hazare

“If agriculture sector shines, the purchasing power in our villages will increase & this will further India's economic growth”- Hon. Narendra Modiji

If the farmer is poor then so is the whole country.- Polish Proverb

To come out of slavery, agriculture is the best option for the world.

Agriculture is the most healthful, most useful and most noble employment of man- Gorge Washington

Every Village should have a son like Hon. Anna Hazare and Hon. M. S. Swaminathan.

Make Every parent to dream their child to become a farmer / agriculturist.

To make that what to do?

Requested to add the concept of “Make an Agri-Indian” - MAI concept.

        A profound thanks to Incredible contributions of a great visionary Sree Hon. Swaminathan- Father of Green Revolution and his comprehensive reports, comments, suggestions and speeches of varied degrees to ensure the sustainable growth in Agriculture by providing total security to farming sector. The silver lines of his reports as a Chairman, NFC include Land Reforms, Irrigation Reforms, Productivity Growth, Credit and Insurance, Food Security & Prevention of Farmer Suicides.

        We may fail in our duty if we do not express our sincere thanks to Sree Hon. Anna Hazare and his note worthy contribution in Agriculture with the proven model of Ralegan Siddhi  which is recognized by World Bank & International bodies.

        The honest efforts of Sri Narendra Modiji are laudable in the implementation of recommendations of Hon. Swaminathan’s reports. Modiji’s glorious efforts are globally applauded. The Modiji’s Government is expected to walk to achieve mile stones in the agrarian world.      The Government should take the stringent measures to make use of Lands hitherto unused irrespective of owner centric, problem centric etc.,

        Modiji, Your ideological concepts Startup India, Standup India, Make in India, Linkage of Aadhar Cards, Demonetization and a lot of implementations of policies were highly appreciable. Now this is the time for concentration of Agriculture by introducing new policies / strategies in the name of  Make an Agri- Indian. Make the farmer / Agriculturist to raise his head above all professions.

·        Call for Reformers like Dr. Swaminathan, Hon. Anna Hazare like think tanks in India and the world under their guidance, round the world and nation, call for farmer’s meets.

·        Understand and analyse the problems in all angles like technology, economy, awareness, markets, Government roles and future of the world.

·        Frame and implement the policies.

Change the Indian scenario from Urabanism to Ruralism, Slaverism to freedom, Materialism to Spiritualism, Employee to Agri-entrepreneur conversions should happen. The popular slogan “Garibi Hatavo” is possible by encouraging farmers by alleviating his poverty debt free living. The old saying is that “Indian farmer born in debt, lives in debt and dies in debt” which has to be reversed so that there should not be any farmer’s suicide in future.

Every parent dreams their child to become Doctor, Engineer, Auditor or IAS /IPS officer, or getting good job in the Government / Private sector, or into the profitable business.  Everyone needs good and hygienic food, but many people do not like to produce the food grains. The Government / Banks / financial institutions will give the loans to business easily than to agriculture. The farmer will invest his all resources and puts efforts without assured returns. There is an urgent need of introspection that

1)      Why the parent doesn’t want to make their child to become / make farmer / agriculturist?

2)      How the Government is viewing farmer / agriculture? Is there is a need of changing view and policies?

“Ultimately money speaks”- this is the concept with which every one is concerned.  The Business/ Government jobs / software jobs or high fees collecting doctors or any other job which will give more monthly income would be preferred.  The reality is that if money is there, everything we can buy.  The relations, weddings, education what not!  “Everything is for sale in the mundane world- Whatever sector it may be”. There may be very few i.e  rarest of rare people not after the money.  The financial institutions / Banks / Government show a great sympathy with the people like Vijay Malya, where as there is no mercy to the farmer who gives food.

We request Hon. Prime Minister to make agriculture more lucrative compare to others. Hence, there is a dire need of implementation of recommendations of Sri. Swaminathan and implementation of the model of Sri. Anna Hazare. It is high time to inculcate in the minds of youth about farming and the contributions of farmers in their academic syllabi.

 

With warm regards,

Prof. Earanna. S,

Associate Professor, B.R.B.College of Commerce, Raichur, Karnataka State, India.

Prof. Sekhara Gowd Mitta, 

Founder & Managing Editor, AIIJRMSST, Tumkur, Karnataka State, India.

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